Have you overdosed on pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cinnamon rolls, and pumpkin pancakes yet? Not quite? If you're still looking for ways to max out the pumpkin in your diet this fall, take a look at these three rather unusual ideas.
1. Pumpkin Granola: I was skeptical about this one, but I tried a recipe for it from The Sprouted Kitchen cookbook and it was fantastic. The scoop of pumpkin puree baked right into the oats and gave the granola a nice savory note.
2. Pumpkin Oatmeal: Continuing with our breakfast theme, swirl a heaping spoonful of pumpkin puree into your morning oatmeal. This is the most comforting fall breakfast imaginable. This recipe for Baked Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal is one of my favorites.
3. Pumpkin Pasta: Simmer the pumpkin puree with a little cream and some chopped sage, and we've got a super easy, super quick, and super tasty pasta sauce on our hands. I love this topped with some tangy goat cheese.
What other creative ways have you been eating and cooking with pumpkin?
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